HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: Italy

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The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide covers every aspect of foreign travel: from traffic signs to menu items and bank machines, plus practical know-how such as how to weigh your own fruit in the supermarket and punch your ticket at the train station. The book also provides essential vocabulary and grammar.

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Overview

The HarperCollins Language Survival Guide covers every aspect of foreign travel: from traffic signs to menu items and bank machines, plus practical know-how such as how to weigh your own fruit in the supermarket and punch your ticket at the train station. The book also provides essential vocabulary and grammar.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060536930
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/27/2003
  • Series: Collins Language Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 808,246
  • Product dimensions: 4.52 (w) x 7.42 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers with headquarters in New York. The company is part of News America Publishing Group, a division of News Corporation. The house of Mark Twain, the Bronte Sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 by the brothers James and John Harper. The worldwide book group, which was formed following News Corporation's acquisition of the British publisher William Collins in January 1990, has significant publishing interests in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

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HarperCollins Language Survival Guide: Italy

The Visual Phrasebook and Dictionary
By Terry HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2007 Terry HarperCollins
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780060536930

Introduction

As technology sweeps across the world, travellers aren't just faced with the prospect of speaking a foreign language—they also have foreign machines to contend with. Machines for parking, for dispensing cash, for buying tickets and food. Often there is nobody about to ask how they work. Collins Language Survival Guides address this problem by showing photographically signs and situations you might come across.

The things that throw you are often the ones that look familiar—such as buses, trains or phones—but which operate slightly differently.

There are usually codes to how things operate, and though you might not think you are aware of them, you are probably using them every day: the colour-coding for roads (blue for motorways, green for major roads, yellow for temporary signs) or when buying milk (generally blue for whole milk, green for semi-skimmed and red for skimmed). It's when these familiar codes don't work in the same way, that you feel slightly at a loss and probably more unsure than you need be. By making a note of how these types of things work and knowing a few keywords, you will feel much more confident.

The unique combination ofpractical information, photos and phrases found in this book provides the key to hassle-free travel and the colour-coding below shows how information is presented and how to access it as quickly as possible.



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